Help me remove this hose. - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums

Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)

X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
Talk about the E83 BMW X3 in this forum!

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-01-2012, 07:10 AM
digeratimvp digeratimvp is offline
Registered User
Location: Grenada, MS
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 15
Mein Auto: 2007 BMW X3 SI
Help me remove this hose.

Any tips on how to remove this stubborn radiator hose?
I cant get it to come loose from the radiator after I move the clip. There seems to be nothing to pry against. I need to know if I can get this out without cutting it out. I am about to order a radiator and if I must, I will order the hose too and cut this one.

Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 08:01 AM
WaveSurfin3100 WaveSurfin3100 is offline
Double D
Location: SoCal
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 148
Mein Auto: 2001 530i Sport 1999 323i
This is where you grab ahold of it with both hands and as you pull it away from the radiator, move it up and down, left and right. It is on pretty damn tight as you well know by now! If you cut the hose, you may end up with the same problem at the other end where it connects to the thermostat housing. Then again, it does have a few years on it and a new hose would not be a bad thing? Good Luck!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 12:30 AM
ducx3 ducx3 is offline
Location: AK49
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 363
Mein Auto: 02 WRX, 06 X3
It's essentially glued on by the heat. I would think twisting it is the best method of breaking the seal. You could also try getting it hot before hand by running the car or using a hair dryer.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 10:22 AM
john@eac john@eac is offline
Past Sponsor
Location: Ohio
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 207
Mein Auto: Many
I use a little PB blaster and try to twist it.
Reply With Quote

See More Related BMW Stories

Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001- VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.